Ohman off the board

Former Orioles left-hander Will Ohman has agreed to a two-year, $4 million deal with the Chicago White Sox, according to this tweet, and this one, from SI.com’s Jon Heyman.

News broke yesterday that Ohman had narrowed his choices to three American League teams. The Orioles bowed out once it became clear that Ohman could haul in this type of deal. I don’t think they’re looking to invest much more in their bullpen, and they’re not inclined to offer multiple years here, but they’ll sign another lefty before spring training.

Pedro Viola and Troy Patton remain longshots to make the club. They’re more likely to be optioned to Triple-A Norfolk before the opener.

Ohman had to settle for a minor league contract and a spring training invitation last spring. He posted a 3.30 ERA in 51 games with the Orioles and a 3.00 ERA in 17 games with the Marlins after being traded for Rick VandenHurk.

Ohman set a club record by appearing in 51 games without posting a decision. Mike Flanagan held the previous record at 42 games in 1992.

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